Australia are 149 for no loss in their first innings, trailing India by 12 runs, at stumps on the first day of the third Test at the WACA Ground onFriday.

 

David Warner was batting on 104, his second Test century, and Ed Cowan was on 40. 

 

Earlier, India were bowled out for 161 in their first innings shortly after tea. Ben Hilfenhaus was the top wicket-taker with four for 43.

 

Warner's ton was the second fastest among Aussies after Adam Gilchrist hit a ton against England at this venue off only 57 balls.

 

The world record of fastest-ever century is held by Viv Richards who achieved the feat against England in Antigua in 1985-86.

 

With openers firing with such ferocity, Australia's problems with its top-order appeared a thing of the past. The hosts look a team galloping towards regaining days of their former glory.

 

From the moment he punched the last delivery of Umesh Yadav's first over past mid-off for a four, Warner was off the blocks in a flash as he ran like hare between wickets to completely deflate the visitors who were bundled out for just 161 runs.